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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Loretta Sanchez
Representative, Member of Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security - Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Loretta Sanchez: Err on the Sense of national security. It's the Congress, actually, who can rein it in, but it's the Congress that's allowed it to be much broader and allow collection to happen. My biggest point is not everybody in the Congress is given access to what is really happening. And so when our American public says, hey, we don't know about this, and why are you doing this,
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 1 of Greenwald and Gregory: Is there additional information he is prepared to leak to bolster his and your claim that he is actually a whistleblower, and not a criminal, responsible for espionage? Grenwald: sure. I think the key definition of whistleblower is somebody who brings to light what political officials do in the dark, that is either deceitful or illegal. In this case, there's a "new York times" article just this morning that describes that one of the revelations
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 2 of Greenwald and Gregory that he enabled that we reported is that the director of national intelligence, James clapper, went before the US Congress and lied outright when asked whether or not the NSA is collecting any form of data on millions Americans. Director clapper's response was, no, sir. As
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 1 Glenn Greenwald: officials whispering to you David, I know that the documents that I have in my possession, and that I have read from the NSA, tell a much different story. Which is that there was an 80-page opinion from the FISA court, that said what the NSA is doing in spying on American citizens, is a violation of both the fourth amendment and the bounds of the statute. It specifically said that they are collecting bulk transmissions, multiple conversations
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 2 Glenn Greenwald: And the NSA then planned to try and accommodate that ruling. I think the real issue is, as journalists and citizens is why should we have to guess? How can we have a democracy in which a secret court rules that what the government is doing in spying on us is a violation of the constitution and the law and yet we sit here and don't know what that ruling is, because it's all been concealed and all been secret? I think we need to have transparency and disclosure. (That's why Mr.. Snowden stepped forward so we could have that.)
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Greenwald: I think he's very clear about the fact that he did it because his conscience compelled him to do so, just like Daniel Ellsberg did 50 years ago, and admits that he broke the law. The question, though, is how can he be charged with espionage? he didn't work for a foreign government. He could have sold this information for millions of dollars and enrich himself.
David Gregory
MSNBC Moderator of Meet The Press
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 1 Gregory: This (Snowden) is a partisan who is single-handedly deciding to expose programs that there is both support for, and in doing so, illegally. This is more of an agenda, and frankly, there's a lot of concern that one person would take it upon himself to undermine a program that a lot of people believe is actually helpful to national security.
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 4 Greenwald: "Washington post" and said, I want you to be extremely careful about what it is that you publish and what it is that you don't publish. Only publish what Americans should know, but don't harm national security. We have withheld the majority of things that he gave us, pursuant not only to his instruction, but to our duty as journalists. That's what whistleblowers and journalists do every single day. That's how Americans learn about the wrongdoing on the US government, through this process.
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 2 Greenwald: right. This is what US government -- the claim that you just referenced has been saying for decades. They said the same thing to Daniel Ellsberg and whoever leaked the bush NSA eavesdropping program to
Glenn Greenwald
Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 06/23/2013
Part 3 Greenwald: that has been remotely endangering of national security. The only thing people have learned anything are the American people who have learned the spying apparatus is directed at them. But let me just quickly say it isn't Edward Snowden making the decisions about what is published. He didn't upload the documents to the internet or pass them to adversary governments which is what he could have done, had been inclined his motive to harm the united states. He came to two newspapers, "the guardian" and
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